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West Coast Holidays

Holidays to the West Coast of America will be some of the most memorable you will ever have. Also known as the Pacific Coast, it encompasses 5 US states. California’s Pacific Coast Highway 1 and Big Sur are bucket list road trips for good reason. Seattle and San Francisco are popular destinations for a laid-back city break. Foodies enjoy the farm to fork scene in Portland Oregon. The year-round sunshine of Southern California’ San Diego, LA and Palm Springs make them popular destinations at any time. West Coast USA also includes Alaska and Hawaii!

The West Coast also has some of the USA’s most spectacular scenery. Like the breathtaking Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes of the Sierra Nevada, to the deserts of Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Park. And it doesn’t end there! You can admire Cannon Beach and the long coastal routes of Oregon, the lush peaceful rainforests of Olympic National Park Washington, or the spectacular Alaska and Hawaiian Islands.

The best time to visit the Pacific Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV or Road Trip holiday. You can even catch some winter sun in Southern California and beautiful tropical Hawaiian Islands.

There are so many standout West Coast attractions and plenty to see and do; hiking, biking, and foodie experiences! Why not include some wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma, to lesser known but equally characterful Willamette Valley, Oregon and Walla Walla, Washington? Our personal travel planners will help you every step of the way to ensure you enjoy an unforgettable West Coast holiday.

West Coast Holidays Quick Facts

There are many ways to make the most of time, flying direct from Dublin and options to connect internally. With a difference of 8 hours and flying time of 9 hours it’s worth spending a minimum of 10 days, depending on your holiday type. A West Coast road trip itinerary should ideally be 10 to 14 days.

The best time to visit the West Coast is Spring, Summer and Autumn if you are planning a fly drive, RV holiday or a road trip. Winter is a good time to catch the year-round sunshine in Southern California’s Los Angeles, San Diego and Palm Springs. Hawaii is also another popular option for a winter sun holiday.

This area is great for exploring. Some fantastic ways to experience the best of the West Coast is on a road trip, in an RV or even by motorbike. While West Coast cities like LA and San Francisco can be vast, there are lots of great experiences, escorted tours and attractions that our experts can recommend. You will be sure to enjoy the best of these wonderful city break destinations.

American Holidays don’t come off the shelf. We tailor-make our holidays to the finest detail. We carefully create the trip to match your all your hopes for the holiday. And because we only employ genuine destination experts, you’ll have the inside track on the hidden highlights and experiences that others often miss.

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